[Novalug] need help: server freezing / locking up
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Thu Oct 22 20:49:51 EDT 2009
On Thursday 22 October 2009 7:44:02 pm Richard Ertel wrote:
> ok, so my fileserver is locking up. seems to always happen, anywhere
> from 1 minute to 4 hours after booting. if i disconnect all four SATA
> hard drives (all for storage) and just have the boot drive (PATA)
> connected, it seems to stay up indefinitely.
> i've ran the SATA drives that i thought were problematic through
> Seagate's SeaTools, and they passed all tests.
> i've looked through /var/log/messages for entries when the lockup
> occurred, but nothing looks odd (to me, what do i know?)
> can anyone tell me where to start troubleshooting to get to the bottom of
> Ubuntu Server 8.04.3, all updates as of this morning.
My first guess is heat buildup. The four SATA drives probably put out more
heat than you can dissipate. Add fans.
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